senate resolution no.40

Senator Camilleri offered the following resolution:

A resolution to designate April 2023 as School Library Month.

Whereas, School library programs staffed by certified school librarians are integral to a quality educational program and improve student achievement; and

Whereas, Contributing to a well-rounded education, school library programs positively affect the climate and culture of schools; and

Whereas, School library programs promote and make accessible diverse print and digital resources for all students; and

Whereas, Certified school librarians teach students the skills they need to access, evaluate, and use information throughout their lives; and

Whereas, Certified school librarians are leaders in technology integration and digital literacy in their schools; and

Whereas, Effective school library programs contribute to an interest in lifelong learning and enhance the learnerís quality of life; and

Whereas, School libraries are not only places where information can be found, they are also places that can bring enrichment and recreation to students for many years to come; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body designate April 2023 as School Library Month.